Dennis Smith Jr. DAL vs SA Fanduel 6300 Draftkings 5600
He is Averaging 28.7 DK points and 27.3 FD points per game, Dennis Smith Jr. seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 29.6 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Spurs that ranks 28 against point guards as they allow an average of 36.2 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 206.6 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Dennis Smith Jr. as he looks to continue being near his average of 0.97 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Dennis Smith Jr. tonight!
Terry Rozier BOS @ BKN Fanduel 6000 Draftkings 5300
He is on the road facing the Nets tonight that ranks 6 against the opposing guards this season, Terry Rozier makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 23.7 DK points and 23.7 FD points per game beside his 0.98 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 19.7%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Terry Rozier is that the Nets has been giving up around 233.83 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Terry Rozier, give him a look!
Kyle Lowry TOR @ HOU Fanduel 7700 Draftkings 7700
Kyle Lowry has been strolling along this season averaging 0.96 points per minute along with a usage rate of 19.9% . Fantasy wise, he averages 29.2 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 31.542 on DraftKings. Facing the Rockets on the road tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 205.76 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Rockets ranks 8 in that they give up an average 45.4 fantasy pts to the opposing point guards per game this year. A great price for a great all around player. He is worth heavy consideration.
Yogi Ferrell DAL vs SA Fanduel 4300 Draftkings 3800
Set to matchup against the Spurs, there is a lot to like about Yogi Ferrell . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 28 against the point guards this year, with around 36.2 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 0.68 . It has translated into an average of 19.8 DK points and 19.3 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 15.8% usage rate, which implies he is getting decent production on both sides of the court, especially on offense. Stuffing the stat sheet against a not so great defensive team in the Spurs as they give up 206.6 points per game seems highly probable for Yogi Ferrell.
DeMar DeRozan TOR @ HOU Fanduel 8100 Draftkings 8000
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. DeMar DeRozan maintains a usage rate of 30.9 and this transpires into 1.06 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 36.1 fantasy points per game and 36.9 on Draftkings. DeMar DeRozan is facing off against the Rockets tonight who allow the 17 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 205.76 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of DeMar DeRozan for his price tonight.
James Harden HOU vs TOR Fanduel 12500 Draftkings 12300
As far as his matchup goes, James Harden looks to exploit the fact that the Raptors allows 209.78 fantasy points per game. His 35.6 usage % and 1.49 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 15 against shooting guards allowing an average 46.9 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected James Harden outperforms his average of 56.75 DK points and 52.8 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Raptors.
Manu Ginobili SA @ DAL Fanduel 4100 Draftkings 3600
There are many reasons why Manu Ginobili can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Mavericks who allow 43.3 points per game and rank 26 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Manu Ginobili possesses a usage% of 22.5% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.85 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 17.6 points per game on Fanduel and 17.35 on Draftkings. Manu Ginobili is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening.
J.J. Barea DAL vs SA Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 4100
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, J.J. Barea seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.01 pts/min and 27.2 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 21.4 pts per game on Fanduel and 23.1 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, J.J. Barea is even more enticing. The Spurs ranks 12 giving up 48.8 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 206.6 points per game which is 24 most in the league. J.J. Barea should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate.
Jaylen Brown BOS @ BKN Fanduel 6200 Draftkings 6700
Sporting a usage % of 20.9, Jaylen Brown has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 26.7 points per game, and 27.6 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Jaylen Brown accumulates an average of 0.85 pts / min. He faces the Nets tonight that gives up an overall total of 233.83 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 2 in the league allowing approximately 47.7 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Jaylen Brown has all the skills to put up a great game.
Allen Crabbe BKN vs BOS Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 4600
For Allen Crabbe, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Celtics defense which, to his benefit, ranks 20 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 37.1 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 194.2 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Allen Crabbe’s usage rate and pts/min of 16.9% and 0.77 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 19.2 pts/game on Fanduel and 19.808 pts/game on Draftkings. Allen Crabbe seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight.
C.J. Miles TOR @ HOU Fanduel 3100 Draftkings 0
CJ Miles, averaging 14.3 pts per game on Fanduel and 0 on Draftkings, and his team the Raptors take on the Rockets in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Rockets ranks 17 against SF allowing an average of 40.1 fantasy points per game to them. CJ Miles maintains a usage rate of 20.7 and pts/min average of 0.78 so he is set to be given a lot of scoring opportunities tonight. He should be a large contributor to his team’s offense tonight as they are expected to be around Rockets’s average points allowed per game which is 205.76. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games.
Trevor Ariza HOU vs TOR Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5100
According to our projection system, Trevor Ariza seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Raptors. This season, he accumulates 0.69 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 12.7. the Raptors allows 209.78 points per game and ranks 25, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 35.7 fantasy points per game. Trevor Ariza’s averages of 24 DK PPG and 24 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Raptors tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight.
LaMarcus Aldridge SA @ DAL Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 8500
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 40.2 FPPG on Fanduel and 40.1 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 27.6 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.25 pts / min. Tonight, LaMarcus Aldridge and his team matchup against the Mavericks who rank 15 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 45.3 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 40.6 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for LaMarcus Aldridge tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range.
Luc Mbah a Moute HOU vs TOR Fanduel 4300 Draftkings 0
Usage wise, Luc Mbah a Moute has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 14.7% and a points/min of 0.7. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Luc Mbah a Moute’s matchup, Raptors allows 45 points in the paint and 9.5 offensive rebounds per game which is 11 and 18 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 19 FD ppg and 0 DK ppg, Luc Mbah a Moute will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Raptors who allows 52 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 3 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight.
Dirk Nowitzki DAL vs SA Fanduel 4500 Draftkings 4000
Dirk Nowitzki, going up against the Spurs who rank 22 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 40.7 fantasy points per game. As for Dirk Nowitzki, he has a usage rate of 20.6 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 19.9 DraftKings fantasy points and 19.4 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.83 points per minute. Spurs gives up 44.9 points in the paint per game and 8.3 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Dirk Nowitzki is worth heavy consideration.
Serge Ibaka TOR @ HOU Fanduel 5300 Draftkings 5200
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.89 points per minute, this has translated into 24.2 DK ppg and 23.8 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Serge Ibaka seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Rockets allows around 43.6 points in the paint per game this year and 6.9 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 28 allowing 37.4 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Serge Ibaka tonight.
Aron Baynes BOS @ BKN Fanduel 4500 Draftkings 3800
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Aron Baynes has a usage rate of 15.9% this year. He has put together averages of 17.73 FD fp and 17.3 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 0.92. He should accelerate these numbers against the Nets that rank 1 against centres, giving up n average 49.3 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 48.2 per game, which is 6 rank highest in the nba. Aron Baynes seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate.
Clint Capela HOU vs TOR Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7100
Averaging 35.054 Draftkings ppg and 35.5 Fanduel ppg, Clint Capela is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Raptors that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 36.6 to be exact, ranking 22 most in the NBA. One of the reasons the big men are superb against them are because of their inability to defend the paint. They allow an average of 45 points in the paint per game along with 9.5 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 18.2% and pts/min of 1.4, Clint Capela is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers.
Al Horford BOS @ BKN Fanduel 7800 Draftkings 7600
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Nets tonight, Al Horford and his 1.08 pts/min looks to have a breakout performance. He has a good chance to do so against them with their poor defense against centres this year. They rank 1 allowing 49.3 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 10.8 per game to be exact. Al Horford has a usage rate of 19.4% and 15.4 Draftkings ppg and 14.9 Fanduel ppg this year. In his price tier, he seems to be one of the best cash game options. The matchup gives him plenty of upside.
Salah Mejri DAL vs SA Fanduel 3400 Draftkings 3300
The Spurs ranks 20 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 37.9 per game to centres this year. Salah Mejri has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 11.9 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.31 pts /min, 14.98 fdppg and 15.4 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Salah Mejri is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 44.9 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight.
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